Gweek 039: Double Fine Donkey
Gweek is a weekly podcast where the editors and friends of Boing Boing talk about comic books, science fiction and fantasy, video games, board games, tools, gadgets, apps, and other neat stuff.
My hosts on episode 38 are Dean Putney, Boing Boing’s coding and development wizard, Rob Beschizza, Boing Boing’s managing editor (who gets cut of because he had a crappy Skype connection), and Michael Pusateri, a lifelong tinkerer and former television tech executive for Disney. Visit his blog, cruftbox.com.
Below is a list of the things we talked about in Gweek episode 39. (Sure, you could just click on the links below to learn about them without listening to the podcast, but then you will miss out on our discussion of a foolproof method for winning big at the horse races.)
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The Elevation iPhone dock on Kickstarter breaks $1 million.
A partially crowd funded sci-fi epic called Iron Sky.
Double Fine Adventure’s Kickstarter breaks $1m in 24 hours.
Michael says The Wool Omnibus is terrific science fiction. Twenty 5-star ratings on Amazon and no 4-, 3-, 2-, or 1-star ratings!
Mike also recommends It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels, about a guy who presents the history of the bicycle while build his dream bike, part-by-part.
Mike explains why the new Aquaman comic book is worth reading.
Giants Beware is a wonderful graphic novel about a tough little girl who goes after a monster that eats babies' feet, says Mark.
Dean's listening to Planet High School by Mux Mool.
Mark's listening to Lana Del Rey’s Video Games slowed to 3 hours.
Say hi to Mike, Dean, and Mark over at Chime.in.
Dean leads us down the sometime NSFW but always fascinating The Internet K-Hole. It's the best photo book of America I've ever seen.
The Steam Workshop for Skyrim, is cool, says Mike.
Back when Bill Gates was an indie game developer, he co-wrote the thrilling DONKEY.BAS.Now you can play it on your iPhone.
It's easy to make your own moonshine with gear from Home Distiller!
Our guest this week is Maggie Tokuda Hall. She writes books for children and stories for adults.
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